You’re sitting at your desk working away. The pile of paperwork gets higher, the phone doesn’t stop ringing and the emails keep rolling in. Sometimes its hard to find the time to make a filling lunch at the office. This is where our favourite CBD street vendors come in. Heroes in disguise if you will, always ready to make our stomachs smile before we have to dash back into the office.

THE SOFT MACHINE

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Summer is near and that means we’re always in the mood for something sweet and cool. The Soft Machine has soft-serve ice cream in out-of-this-world flavours, such as moerkoffie, sweetcorn with tomato jam, milktart and strawberry with meringues. You can find The Soft Machine at the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock for all your hearts ice-cream desires.

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WHERE Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock
CONTACT [email protected], www.thesoftmachine.co.za

EL BURRO FOOD TRUCK

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In the mood for some Mexican deliciousness? Head over to the El Burro food truck where you’ll find delicious Mexican street food like tacos, churros and more. The food truck is outside House of Machines on Shortmarket street on certain Sundays, but we’re sure you’ll catch them at festivals and events happening in the city.

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WHERE House of Machines, 84 Shortmarket Street, CBD
CONTACT +21 433 2364, [email protected], www.elburro.co.za

HEMAZING FOOD TRUCK

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The best part about Cape Town is its diversity, not only with people but in the food too. The Hemazing food truck first operated as a company that catered Indian cuisine for events. Now, it’s transformed into a food truck that moves around Cape Town, offering mostly Indian foods on its menu.

You’ll enjoy butter chicken nachos, curry bowls and so much more. You can catch Hemazing at First Thursdays in the CBD and at the Watershed market at the V&A Waterfront.

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WHERE Various locations in Cape Town
CONTACT +27 79 954 7047, [email protected], www.hemazing.co.za

LOTUS FOOD TRUCK

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Lotus, the Asian street food vendor, has made a name for itself in the Mother City. Lotus serves contemporary Asian street food such as insane ramen bowls, beef shirt rib, delicious salads, juicy satay’s and more. You can also cool down with a wide range of homemade iced teas. The coolest part is that everything made in the Lotus food truck is made from scratch, dressing, dipping sauces, you name it.

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WHERE Various locations in Cape Town
CONTACT +27 72 128 6752, [email protected]www.lotusfoodtruck.co.za

CRUMBS AND CREAM, V&A WATERFRONT

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When the sweet treat craving hits at work, there’s no stopping it. We need sugar to release our creative juices, or is that just an excuse to stock a massive sweet jar at the office? Crumbs and Cream at the V&A Waterfront is perfect for when you’re in need of something sweet on a hot summer day.

Grab an ice-cream sandwich: a giant cookie stuffed with your favourite flavour ice-cream and then topped with sprinkles of your choice. You can also try a cookie-shake or an ice coffee if you’re not in the mood for extra sugar.

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WHERE Crumbs and Cream, V&A Waterfront, CBD
CONTACT +27 81 591 4974, www.crumbsandcream.co.za

Featured Photography courtesy Lotus Food Truck 

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Mishkah Abrahams

Mishkah Abrahams is a wandering wordsmith, journalist and Cape Town fashion blogger. She finds comfort in leather jackets, Harry Potter quotes and fiction novels. Fresh out of university, she looks forward to being a tourist in her own city.